Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Day 121 - Can You Do This?

Today's Tip - Track your baby's milestones to make sure they're developing correctly

Its important to make sure that your infant doesn't have any developmental problems, but if he or she seems slow in one area, don't worry about it too much unless they're way behind or your pediatrician seems concerned. Everyone loves to compare their accomplishments to others, but the fact is some babies are fast in verbal development, but slow in the physical department, or vice versa. If you're worried about it, ask your pediatrician. At the end of the third month, your infant should be able to:

  • Lift their head up 90 degrees
  • Laugh out loud
  • Follow an object in an arc about 6 inches above the face for 180 degrees (from one side to the other

Probably will be able to:

  • Hold their head steady when upright
  • Raise their chest with the arms on their stomach
  • Roll over (one-way)
  • Hold a rattle held to the backs or tips of fingers
  • Pay attention to a raisin or some other small object
  • Reach for an object
  • Squeal in delight

They might also be able to keep their head level with their body when pulled to a sitting position, turn in the direction of a voice, especially his parents, say ah-goo or some other vowel-consonant combo, make a wet razzing sound, bear some weight on their legs when upright, sit without support, fuss if you take an object away or turn in the direction of any voice.

Taken from What to Expect the First Year

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